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Academic Director



Sydel joined the CG team in 2018. She has worked in education since 2000 and her prior experience includes teaching, Special Education Coordinator, Education Director, Special Education Compliance/Mentor Teacher. Sydel also started the academic program as the Principal of a non-profit day school/treatment center for students in foster care.  Sydel's strong background in program development and special education helps her guide Cherry Gulch's curriculum to meet the unique academic needs of each student.  


A native of Northern New Jersey, Sydel loves watching the N.Y. Giants lose, Sabrett hot dogs and really good bagels.  With nearly enough dogs to create her own sled team, she can be found cuddling any of her five fur-babies.  Several of them have been certified therapy dogs with Intermountain Therapy Animals.  She has trained them herself and enjoys seeing them interact and help students through their therapeutic process.  Sydel also enjoys cooking and rafting with her other half, Joel.